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Committee to probe into allegations against BRUR VC

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  • Rangpur Correspondent
  • Published: 16 Mar 2021, 11:52 AM

A three-member University Grants Commission (UGC) probe committee has conducted an investigation on allegations brought against Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur (BRUR) Vice Chancellor (VC) Prof Nazmul Ahsan Kalimullah.

UGC member Prof Dr Biswajit Chandra led the probe committee. The other members include UGC senior assistant secretary Jamal Uddin and UGC member Prof Dr Abu Taher.

The committee conducted the investigation at the university from 1 to 10 pm on Sunday. They talked with 35 persons at the university's syndicate room over the issue.

VC Kalimullah was not present on the campus during the probe committee visit.

Earlier on Saturday, an organisation of Begum Rokeya University (BRU) teachers called Odhikar Surokkha Parishad (Rights Protection Council) has published a 790-page white paper on various irregularities and corruption of Vice-Chancellor Dr. Nazmul Ahsan Kalimullah in a press conference.

Dr. Matiur Rahman, convener of the council, alleged that the VC is directly involved in academic, administrative and financial irregularities, nepotism, fraud, admission trade, harassment, torture and oppression with the help of some teachers and officials of BRU.

He said those who are close to the VC are embezzling lacs of taka in the name of trainings and meetings.

Dr Matiur alleged that Kalimullah and his mother, who was appointed by him, proceeded to appoint teachers at the department of Sociology and Women and Gender Studies of the university without maintaining any protocol.

According to Odhikar Surokkha Parishad, corruption of Tk 50 lakh has been committed by showing the construction of brick paved road connecting the transport pool. Works worth Tk 35 lakh allocated by UGC has been shown to cost Tk 85,000.

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